iPod or other MP3 player

#1

Hi All,
I’m trying to get some comparisons (that and a bag o crap) on iPod vs other MP3 players. In Feb i bought an iRiver here for my bro. Fortunately his was one that worked properly. Many people seem to have probs with it, and as i look so do others with ipod. I am truly confused and don’t want to get one that will be problematic. Thoughts??

#2

ipods do have problems. i have a 4th gen 40gb ipod. and 85% of the time it works perfectly, and i got it for $80, so i can’t complain. but sometimes it just won’t turn on, until i get home and plug it into my computer. i have never tried using any other mp3 players though. but i love my ipod for the price i got it. it was well worth the money.

#3

I know absolutely nothing about this subject, but that’s never stopped me before!
First of all consider how much space you need, for some people a cheap 512 MB one will be enough. Do you want to play movies, or view photos? Do you need a PDA or a phone? (manny PDA’s have a mp3 function, although it may not have as long a battery life) There are manny things to consider, and the first thing you need to do is decide what options you want.

#4

I usually don’t prefer I Pods, Too over priced and lacks features like radio and recording, but its hard to get the stabailty to the I pod in other mp3 players. I prefer the ones that support Microsoft’s DRM, so you can use napster, yahoo, rhapsody, etc…

#5

all good info.
Anybody think i should get an iPod from Best Buy or simialr store so it can be returned or from iPod so i can get it personally engraved?
I just plan to use it for pics and music, i am thinking of getting a 30 gig.

#6

I recommend getting it(iPod) off of a website and getting the $50 insurance. It’s well worth it. And I’m actually getting a 60GB Video. I can put my PC movie collection on it. Definitely worth it. Still cheaper than an Archos. Plus you get the feeling of being cool/trendy =P.

#7

How big is the screen? 2.5? Hardly worth watching any movies on it, when I see a person with a ipod, cool nor trendy come into mind, more like sucker.

#8

Ive had an ipod for about too years now and i cant get enough of it. Tee beauty of it is the simplicity. The format is so easy to use. On other mp3 players ive used scroling through songs is a hassel on the ipod however it is a easy. Also considering the amout of storage you get the price is not that high.

#9

I’m completely against the iPod and everything it stands for! Fortunately, Microsoft and Gates got on the bandwagon and introduced some new stuff.

Just released on 5/31, I went and bought the new Toshiba Gigabeat S… OMG… This thing is awesome… My only issue is it ‘syncs’ with Media Player 10+, however, there are ways around it…

Picture quality? Beautiful.

Video / TV quality? Beatiful.

Music quality? Even better.

Now this may be a bit more than you were looking for, but look at previous ‘non-video’ models in the gigabeat line. If they’re anything like my new baby, then I think you’ll be surely impressed!

#10

You might want to check out an earlier thread I started: “IPODS love them or hate them?”, too:
http://www.woot.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=530262

#11

And now you can get the terlitt friendly iPood docking station!!!

#12

LOL! I know! I can’t believe they made one to go over the toilet roll. Brings to mind thoughts of how unsanitary that would be. (guy take IPOD off toilet roll and hands to a friend): “Wanna use my IPOD?” “Ah, no thanks, dude.”

#13

I’m not often in there long enough for a whole song . . . let alone how many gigs worth?!?!?

#14

What music/books either real or fictitious would you use with the toilet roll IPOD holder?
audiobook: Yellow River by I.P. Freeley
music: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

#15

didnt really read other posts but im for ipod i got a nano, it rocks

#16

Lukeduff, it is working, you just have to go through a whole series of clicks in a big circle to get back to the forums.

#17

test test test

#18

Do you really need to say it three times? :wink:

edit: It works like a charm now. Thanks Luke! :happy:

#19

It works!!!

It works right!!!

Tall, let him say test as many times as he wants!
He fixed it!

#20

hmm…

I got to go eat, BRB